(1837 - 1899)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
He enlisted in Company C, First Texas Infantry on 7 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was paroled on 27 September and on wounded furlough to at least November 1862. He was discharged in July 1864.
After the War
He returned to Texas, and later moved to the Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma) where he operated a mill and gin and founded the town of McGee (1891; now Stratford, OK).
References & notes
Basic information from Davis,1 who has him as S.H. McGee, Co. B, and Simpson.2 Details from his obituary in the Tecumseh [OK] Republican of 15 December 1899. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a heavily edited photograph of unknown provenance posted by Stanley A. Hutson.
Samuel was a widower 4 times and had at least 8 children from 1865 to 1897.
08/25/1837; San Jacinto County, TX
12/06/1899 Avoca, Oklahoma Territory; burial in Avoca Cemetery, Asher, OK
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142 [AotW citation 1437]
2 Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 28 [AotW citation 20871]